RERUN: Grant Imahara & Maria Bamford

This week we’re revisiting an episode from October of 2018 that featured Grant Imahara, whose recent death shocked and saddened us. J. Keith & Helen share some memories of Grant and how helpful he was for the show in its early days. Then you’ll hear the entirety of his competition against comedian Maria Bamford.

Grant Imahara on the Go Fact Yourself stage. He passed away recently.

What’s the difference?

What’s the difference between “magma” and “lava”?

What’s the difference between “baking” and “roasting?”

Areas of Expertise

Maria Bamford: 12 step programs, Self-help and pug aging.

Grant Imahara: “Star Trek,” X-Men comics and “La Di Da Di” by Doug E. Fresh.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

Grant Imahara

Maria Bamford

With guest experts:

Dr. Christine Dresser, pug breeder and health liason for the Pug Dog Club of America.

Gabriel Koerner, digital effects artist who appeared in the documentaries Trekkies and Trekkies 2.

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green

David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.

Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher

The show is edited by Julian Burrell.